Dr Saida Ahmed
Has a medical background, having graduated from Italy’s La Sapienza University. She went on to become a pediatrician at the Osservatorio Epidemiologico in Lazio, Italy. She has also practiced medicine in Somalia and Kenya. Dr. Saida entered politics at the federal level in Somalia after years of working in the medical sector, and she is now a senior adviser for health and nutrition in schools at the Ministry of Education.
She also worked as a senior child health adviser for the Ministry of Health. Her responsibilities included managing the implementation and development of medical quality standards throughout the country.
Dr. Saida worked at Mogadishu’s Benadir Hospital, where she oversaw its reopening. She served as a lecturer at Benadir University and trained medical students, nurses, midwives, and auxiliaries in conjunction with the hospital’s establishment.
Dr. Saida was the president of the Somali women’s organization Sisters for Change in Edmonton, Canada. She also created training modules and seminars for varied audiences in Somalia, Europe, and Canada, and she translated publications and audio about FGM, family planning, breastfeeding, immunization, and child development.
Our mission and vision
The network’s mission is to support and empower political parties, organisations, networks, think tanks and individuals, to grow their support, to increase their influence on politics and implement policies of good governance when in government.
In partnership with our members and strategic partners, the network advocates for values of freedom and the individual choice of association across the continent by:
• Championing Liberal policy solutions to Africa’s challenges;
• Capacitating Liberal Democratic member parties with innovative skills, necessary to win elections and lead governments;
Providing a platform for like-minded advocates of good governance, to network and share experience, skills and ideas;
All members of the network are bound by statutory obligations affirming allegiance to ensure the freedoms and dignity of all people, through establishing political and civil rights, upholding the rule of law, supporting democratic governance based on free and fair elections with peaceful transition, ensuring religious, gender and minority rights, fighting corruption and supporting economic freedom, regional integration and free trade opportunities, like the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).